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Mexico: Ensuring Fair Elections at the Local Level

Dylan McNally

Mexico: Ensuring Fair Elections at the Local Level.

On May 23, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a series of bills to implement constitutional changes to the country’s political and electoral processes. The reforms bring some of the most dynamic shifts to Mexican politics since the 1990s, including replacing the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) with the National Electoral Institute (INE). The new INE and the measures behind it now strive to replicate the IFE’s success in the country's states and municipalities.

Read the Mexico Center's latest issue brief, "Mexico’s National Electoral Institute: Ensuring Fair Elections at the Local Level," below.